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    October 29, 2013
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will listen to each other, learn from each other and most of all trust. >> listen, learn, trust. two out of three isn't bad. >> nsa spying scandal just won't go away. now congress is preparing to step in with landmark legislation that could drastically change what the agency does and how they do it. how to scare pirates on the open seas? by blasting britney spears. world series didn't end with a ridiculous play but one team is one play away from a title. this is way too early. good morning everybody, brian shactman. nfl game in st. louis last night as well.
absolutely no doubt that that is a baseball town. seahawks rams tickets going for 10 bucks just before kick-off. world highlights on that game as well. we want to start this morning with the nsa. this morning it's not just america's allies who are upset over the agency's wiretapping. one of the staunchest backers, diane feinstein now calling for a full review of the mass data collection at home and abroad. the california democrat who chairs the senate intelligence committee says she's totally
opposed to spying on u.s. allies according to her congress has not been adequately kept in the loop. feinstein also said the administration assured her surveillance would not continue, a point that some officials later challenged. while the president may be poised to order a ban on eavesdropping on friendly leaders it's not year what the white house knew and when. the agency said it did not inform the president of reported monitoring of german chancellor angela merkel but the "l.a.
times" said current and foreign officials said the white house and state department signed off on it. foreign ambassadors absolutely descended on the capitol to voice their discontent. germany calling for an investigation whether the nsa considered angela merkel a terrorist and james costas was swamped in spain amid the latest report that the u.s. tracked 60 million kaulgs in less than a month there. a landmark bill is said to be
introduced in congress addressing oversight. the freedom act would end bulk collection of u.s. phone records and make it harder to target u.s. communications and require the government to more aggressively purge information accidentally collected on americans. also today on capitol hill lawmakers will hear from the woman who oversaw the creation of the online insurance marketplace known as you heard of it. yesterday because of the issues surrounding the website the
obama administration officially granted a six week extension for shoppers to sign up for coverage next year. you now have until march 31st to do so. course correction of the roll out of obama care may be the least of the white house's problems. for years president obama denied that the affordable care act would change health care coverage for millions of americans. in fact it was a key component of the president's sales pitch to the public. >> if you like your health care plan you keep your health care plan. these folks need to stop scaring everybody. nobody will force you to leave your health care plan. i don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care. your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that. if you're one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> but now an nbc news report finds the opposite happens to be true.
buried in a document from 2010 of obama care regulations, lisa myers discovered the white house officials were aware between 40 and 67% of individuals would not be able to keep their policies. yesterday white house press secretary jay carney tried to clarify the law and those past remarks from the president. >> what everybody said all along there will be changes brought about by the affordable care act to provide minimum standard of coverage. so it's true that there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and, therefore, do not qualify for the are affordable care act. >> lisa myers will be on "morning joe" at the top of the hour at 6:00 a.m. some news outside of d.c. to talk about. a federal judge blocked a key part of a texas law toughening access to abortions one day before the law was set to take effect. the judge threw out the portion that required doctors who perform the procedures to have
admitting privileges at nearby hospitals 30 miles or less away. critics say it would have forced 1/3 of the state's clinics to shut down. wendy davis filibustered the legislation over the sum per the bill ultimately passed and davis is now running for governor against attorney general greg abbott who has already promised to appeal the judge's ruling. the virginia governor's race increasingly appears to be in the hands of a democratic candidate terry mcauliffe who has opened up a double digit lead in the latest polling. "the washington post" poll shows him leading ken cuccinelli 51-39 with libertarian candidate behind. president obama will help mcauliffe campaign this weekend as the race heads into the final stretch. penn state will be paying
millions of dollars in a settlement with more than two dozen sex abuse victims of jerry sandusky. the university will may $60 million to 26 of sandusky's victims. the settlements will not be funded student tuition, taxpayer funds or donations. sandusky is currently serving between 30 and 60 years behind bars after being convicted last year on 45 different counts of sex abuse. he's appealing the verdict. penn state president said quote, we hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by mr. sandusky and another step forward for penn state. we cannot undo what has been done but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at penn state. two oklahoma inmates are back in jail after a pretty unlikely escape over the weekend. yesterday we told you about four inmates snuck out of a county detention center by escaping
over a duct over a shower room. they crawled along the stretch of pipes and broke through a cement wall before making to it freedom. only temporarily for two of them. two convicts captured on monday afternoon about 40 miles down the road. the other two remain at large this morning. less than a week after five people were hurt on a ride at the north carolina state fair another accident involving the same type of ride at the same fair. a state fair worker is in critical condition this morning after the festival's second vortex ride fell on him. the man became trapped yesterday morning when the seating section collapsed as he was dismantling it. three of the five people hurt in the first vortex accident last week remain in the hospital. one of the victims is just 14 years old. a judge refused to reduce the $225,000 bail for the operator of that ride, timothy tutterrow
he has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. let's go to detroit and the bankruptcy trial. the stipulate's historic trial is now in the hands of a judge deciding the merits of that chapter 9 filing yesterday. michigan governor testified saying the decision to file for bankruptcy was a tremendously difficult decision to make, but the right one under the circumstances. he was subpoenaed by union leaders who are attempting to block the filing because of its impact on pennsylvania benefits. pretty mixed day on the markets. s&p up a little bit. dow and nasdaq in negative territory yesterday. for more headlines from the business world, we go cnbc. >> reporter: hello, brian shactman. i want to take you through one of the top headlines here that wall street will be joining. the justice department to block the proposed merger of american airlines and usa airways may be
resolved before it goes a courtroom. the two sides have agreed to meet with a mediator. the government claims the merger will lead to higher fares and a cut to service. american and u.s. airways say it will help them to compete. toyota's reputation for quality has taken a hit. "consumer reports" pulled its recommendation on three of the top automakers vehicles including the camry sedan. last year the institution for safety involved a new test. it gave the camry a poor rating but plans to retest the vehicle in december. "consumer reports" is one of the most trusted names for people shopping for cars and automakers try to ensure their vehicles get the magazine's recommended reading. i take the subway every where i don't worry about these.
>> that's a shocker. obviously hundreds of thousands of those in the u.s. i know in the business world we track what's going on with china and the consumer and there's business there that, difficult for them to watch movies. >> reporter: this was an interesting story. china's movie hungry population will soon be able to bring the big screen from the theaters to the living room, brian. imax will announce a joint venture with tcl multimedia to bring $250,000 home theater systems in china. china is the largest market for flat screen tvs. the government only allows distribution of 34 movies in theaters. half have to be 3-d or imax. it could prompt families to spend a bit more time. >> thank you.
one year since superstorm sandy wreaked havoc across the east coast. a lot of families still struggling to pick up the pieces. thousands of people are displaced, staying in hotels, staying with friends or families. many haven't fwun to repair their battered homes. there's a new problem mounting for the community. many may have no choice but to leave for good because of skyrocketing insurance rates. some homeowners say flood insurance rates could go up by as much as 500% to nearly $10,000 a year because avenue federal law passed after sandy. sandy victims are questioning the pace of aid. in august the government just announced $5 billion of the $60 billion aid damage has been spent. another $5 billion began to filter out yesterday. that's 50 out left hanging in the balance. superstorm sandy claimed 182 lives in the united states and we'll have more on that in
"morning joe" as well. that brings us to our twitter question. it's a little east coast bias and we apologize to the rest country. where were you when sandy hit and even if you weren't here and you want to tell us us, #waytooearly. i was covering this story in montauk. red sox ace jon lester pitched a gem in game five but he needs an offense to move closer to a title. "sesame street" weighs in on national security. why one muppet is doubting her spy instincts on this year's "homeland." a check on weather when we come back. >> liftoff was delayed are to 30 minutes and then it lit up the
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cinnamon toast crunch. crave those crazy squares®. sox/cardinal game. top of the first, rbi double of adam wainwright taking the sox to an early lead. big papi tied world series record. >> legendary. >> incredible performance. how about the fourth? cardinals trying to make a go of it. matt holliday doesn't have the protection of albert pujols. it ties the game at 1-1. seventh david ross in for jarrod saltalamacchia. rips one down left field. bounces it into the seats. sox take a 2-1 lead to tack on another run in that inning and absolutely gem from jon lester. seven and two-thirds, the seven
strikeouts and red sox on the brink of another title with a 3-1 win. game six in boston wednesday. >> can we do it tonight? >> i would do it tonight. barnacle is back. >> can we get a close up? >> end of baseball season. >> i want close ups of hd of barnacle all morning. he flew straight here. >> he's high as a kite. he's all right. >> haven't changed my underwear in six days. >> have you changed the depends underneath them? >> oh, oh, oh, oh, senior abuse. >> i'll get eight tweets joking with barnacle. >> that's dreadful. >> joust down the street let's go football. the trams hosting the seahawks monday night football. second quarter, first start of the year. what does doe? gets picked off.
russell wilson finishes the drive that passed golden tate. st. louis field goal wilson, again. i know. that's why i don't like seattle. they show boat. when the patriots play them in the super bowl it will be big. they had a chance, though, by the way, st. louis to go for the win in the fourth down late in the game, goal line stand. by seattle. they win it 14-9. they are now 7-1 best in the nfc. does that take a little sting off that we talked a little football? it's bean great world series. >> it has. i told you after game one. i wanted red sox to yuan in four to get it over with. >> they can't lose two. barnacle do you think it's a done deal? >> no. >> you would talk about this for a half hour dpou. >> let's do sports radio. >> you're going to do three hours as soon as morning red sox
starts. as far as what we're doing here in the u.s., a big storm moving across the country. nothing what we dealt with a year ago. this storm has caused a lot of convenience in the midwest. a lot of heavy rain. kansas city will get drenched through all of missouri. interstate is not a fun drive. north of minneapolis a little bit of snow mixed in. we'll get a rare three day period of severe storms, a few tornadoes, late season severe weather outbreak. today in rural areas of texas mostly with large hail. that will move across the country in the days ahead. today travel trouble kansas city to dallas but still looks like a halloween wash out. chicago, detroit, indianapolis right down through areas of texas. >> all right, thank you bill. coming up on "morning joe" besides the red sox maybe you can't keep your health care plan. the revelations about the white house expected for people who buy their own insurance before obama care came into effect. when we come back here we'll huddle around the cooler. a real world use for britney
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at the top of the show we talked about the first anniversary of superstorm sandy. if you want to sound matter today tell your friend
superstorm sandy caused about $65 billion in damage. the only storm that caused more damage was hurricane katrina which caused about $80 billion worth of damage. let's go the cooler and mr. lewis. >> let's start out with "sesame street." it's been entertaining children for decade but these days they came with some material that can be enjoyed by all ages. check out "homeland." >> there's something strange about -- >> what's strange? >> something is not right. i know it. i can feel it. >> wait. such a worrier that one. >> mary. mary. >> it's not the sheep you think he is. >> you're talking about a hero. >> well, i think we need to put
eyes and ears on him. my what big eyes you have, baaa rudy. >> i don't know what mr. rogers would think about that but miss piggy nailed carrie mathison. sailors at sea are turning to a new we fond keep them safe from somalia pirates. ♪ that's right. britney spears. i like this jam a lot. ships blast britney spears music at somalia pirates. they hate western culture. one navy officer says it prevents crews from having to
fire guns. pretty advanced weapon. now the "daily show" can't seem to stay away from obama care. last night jon stewart noticed a change in the program's home page. >> the latest change is mainly cosmetic. that lady is gone. >> get rid of that smiling lady. although i'm not sure the new home page is an improvement. >> brian, i think it's just too early to see something like that. >> fodder for humor for a long time to come. >> what about the lady? >> there's bean huge internet search for who she is. people have been desperately finding who the smiling is. go on the internet. careful the internet can be dangerous. >> i'll do my research. >> still ahead, where were you when sandy hit.
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around here it's one of those things where everybody remembers where they were and what they were doing when stourm sandy hit. where were you >> i was actually here, it was my first day at work at nbc. i had to rush home. but we also had erica who said my youngest daughter was born september 12th. we were home during the storjs lost power for 12 days with an 8-year-old and 1-month-old. sar gentleman says we watched our neighbors houses wash away. took three days to get off the island. rose said in hackensack, new jersey, preparing for a storm and doing red sox puzzles. and then joe said i was out at sea off the east coast under water in a submarine riding out the storm. >> we got a lot of tweets. that's a first in a submarine off the coast. someone sums it up. brad at mr. persistent1 i was in
my pitch black house. just about everyone -- my house was out of power for eight full days. got cold the end. heck of an experience. "morning joe" starts right now. >> that's to right. he got it and the red sox win game five! >> good morning. it is tuesday, october 29th. mike barnacle, he was there last night. how do you do that, mike? midnight, 1:00, it's a phenomenon called friends. they are all in the right places. the game is another incredible game last night. incredible series. mike, i can't believe we took